There is Only One, Big, Blue Ocean
Many of the things that end up on the beach were actually thrown into a river, many many miles from the sea! Pollution of the ocean happens hundreds, even thousands of miles from the ocean.
Did you know if you go down to the Whitewater and touch the surface of the river that you are also touching the ocean? Even small streams near your homes flow into the Whitewater which flows into the _____________ which flows into the _______________ which flows into the Gulf of Mexico.
And this is the amazing part to me. That water in your river is connected,without anything separating it, to ALL the oceans on earth. Imagine. You can see this by looking at the blue on a globe ---- See how there is only One big blue Ocean. Pretty cool!
That is why all of us need to be very thoughtful about how we live our lives. We all live downstream from others, and those who live downstream from us depend on our taking care of the water in our neighborhoods.
What can you do to keep this one ocean safe for all living things?